A Bandalasta Ware beaker in the classic marbled effect pattern. Bandalasta ware, manufactured by Brookes and Adams, was introduced in the early 1930s. Aimed at the then fashionable picnic market, the range increased in popularity after being displayed at Harrods, London. The marble effect was achieved by manually scattering coloured moulding granules onto granules of the base colour before closing the mould. This is a nesting or stacking beaker and was part of a set (see AIBDC : 008359 for a matching beaker) which has now been lost. The donor inherited this object from his parents who were both doctors in Orissa, India from 1936-1951. It is assumed they purchased their picnic set in the UK before they sailed. The donor remembers using the picnic set on long train journeys from Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) to Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and on family picnics in the Kond Hills.